Aaron Martens took home the champion’s trophy after the 2009 Bassmaster Elite Series Southern Challenge on Lake Guntersville. He was the top dog among four anglers who topped the century mark that week, beating runner-up Skeet Reese by a little over 3 pounds. Had Reese prevailed, he might now be known as the king of the Big G, since he won the following year’s tournament there with another 100-pound-plus catch.
While Martens earned the hardware, the big headlines at this event were caused by someone who finished outside of the money. In fact, the angler in question earned just a little more than $150,000 over 57 career events at BASS, finishing in the top ten on two occasions. The Big G was his last event with the circuit, though.
Do you remember what the fuss was about?
The answer will be revealed Thursday, July 12th around 9:00 AM eastern time.